Let’s keep our trees healthy « The City of Lakewood, Ohio -
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Let’s keep our trees healthy

Many of us have mature trees on our property or have recently planted a young tree. Trees add so much to the health and well being of our communities by reducing air pollution and stormwater runoff, cooling our homes and yards, promoting wellbeing and healthy activities and adding economic value to our property. But trees need to be cared for and maintained. Watering of young trees when newly planted and all trees during a drought is important. Regular pruning to remove damaged branches or contact with our homes is needed. It is also important to keep an eye out for pests or diseases that could shorten the life of your tree. Some maybe primarily cosmetic, like maple tar spot, but others like spotted lanternfly, can seriously damage most trees. What to do if you spot something of concern?

Here are links to materials that may help you do some preliminary research.




If you have a concern though, the best recommendation that we have for you is to call in a certified arborist to examine your tree and provide you with a treatment plan.  Remember, trees generally have long lifespans that contribute benefits for many years.  It is worth investing in their maintenance.